As western societies undergo major changes relating to population ageing and climate change, public healthcare systems are facing the double challenge of delivering quality healthcare services and keeping cost control. In order to cope, hospitals and public services must be creative and seek out innovation, in particular through proactive procurement policies.
As professional interlocutors who possess multi-disciplinary skills, purchasers are at the crossroad where industrial supply meets internal demand. As such, hospital purchasers are bound to become strategic players in sustainable development and innovation management.
For the 30th World Hospital Congress that will be held in Oslo from 17-20 June 2013, the Group purchasing Chapter is organising a pre-congress conference on hospital purchasers as Catalysts for innovative and sustainable procurement.
The target audience for the event includes hospital purchasers & group procurement organisations, innovation agencies & facilitators, and regional / municipal authorities. Participation is free of charge.